Rare Photos Of Germany Before It Was Destroyed By War – Design You Trust

Rare Photos Of Germany Before It Was Destroyed By War


Long before it was crippled and destroyed by two World Wars, Germany was a land of beauty, gothic splendour and picturesque villages. After the second world war ended on September 2nd 1945, Germany went through decades of rebuilding with much of it’s original beauty bombed and laying in ruins.

h/t: sobadsogood

Castle of Sigmaringen

But thanks to a new photobook titled ‘Germany around 1900: A Portrait in Colour‘ you can finally revisit all some of the famous landmarks. cobbled streets and bourgeois splendour before it was consigned to rubble and ruin. The book contains around 800 nostalgic images and is the result of a collaboration between museum curator and author Karin Lelonek, photo researcher Sabine Arqué and vintage photo collector Mark Walter.

The coast around Westerland

Together the three of them agreed to use the technique of photochromation, which places colour back into black and white photographs, injecting a sense of life and vibrancy into to their impressive photographic collection.

Bedroom, Neuschwanstein Castle, south of Munich

Heinstein Castle near Trechtingshausen / Butchers’ Guild Hall, Hildesheim

Schwerin grand-ducal palace, Mecklenburg

Bastei Bridge

Frederick Bridge and Berlin’s cathedral

Traditional German kitchen

Wernigerode Town Hall

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

These Beautiful Photos Of Subway Stations Will Transport You From Your Daily Commute
A House Encased In Ice On The Shores Of Lake Ontario
Brazil's Christ The Redeemer Statue Lit With Flags Of Countries Affected By Coronavirus
A Prison Themed Restaurant in China
Adventurers Relax in Hammocks Hanging Hundreds of Feet Above Ground
This Camper Does Triple Duty as an Office, Lounge and Bedroom
Stories Hidden In Images: A Designer Has Created Book Covers Made Of Random Stock Photos
The White House’s Pete Souza Has Shot Nearly 2M Photos Of Obama, Here Some Of His Favorites
Luxury Hotel Creates 'Shanty Town' Slum for Superrich
Fantastic Aerial Photos of Beautiful Botswana by Zack Seckler
"Il Gigante": The Statue Of The Giant Neptune In Italian Village
Historical Photos Of The World’s Most Iconic Landmarks Before They Were Finished
"Dwarf Empire" in Kunming, China
This Hotel In The Arctic Circle Will Be Unlike Any Other
Ubi-Camera Let’s You Take Photos With Your Hands
Abushe, An African Child With Plastic Eyes
"Stairway to Heaven" in Hawaii
Photographer Recreates Iconic Photos With John Malkovich As The Main Subject
Pack All The Things! Here Is The Ultimate Burning Man Checklist
Photographer Peter Thorne Captures Adorable Photos Of Toronto’s Chubby Cats
Striking Black And White Photos Show The Brutal Lives Of Gun-Toting Depression Era Mobs In America
Fountains Of Saint Petersburg The Way They Look Now
Try Not To Gag At These Photos Of Vintage Eating Contests!
Europe's Largest Abandoned Underground Military Air Base